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"Wonderful people to work with"

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Former Intern - Client Relations Associate in San Antonio, TX
Former Intern - Client Relations Associate in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AllianceBernstein as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Co-workers are wonderful
Overtime Lunch

Cons

Managers are a bit threatening
Team Leaders

Advice to Management

Too threatening, very unlike the environment that is presented to you on a daily basis.

Other Employee Reviews for AllianceBernstein

  1. "Worst. Company. Ever."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very smart people in IT

    Cons

    The level of politics and backbiting is incredible. The Fixed income side was doing fine when I was there but the equity IT side was just horrible. You can tell that around 10 years ago this place was state of the art, but now the quality of the code developed has nose dived and the desire to innovate is completely gone. This whole shop is in maintenance mode for the foreseeable future.

    Advice to Management

    For the love of G*D, please go to other wall street firms and see what their IT investment strategies are like. A


  2. "Current Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The cafeteria has a decent selection for both breakfast and lunch. The sushi options are excellent.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company has never been able to successfully merge the cultures of Alliance and Bernstein (from 2000 merger) which has resulted in tenured staff having allegiances to one or the other. Pair that with massive layoffs over the past few years and you have a recipe for an unhappy place and terrible culture.

    The environment is fractured and not collaborative and very unfriendly toward new hires. There are few advancement opportunities with the exception of the few who brown nose and get advancement, promotions and salary increases by having friends in high places.

    Overall the morale is terrible, the pay is average at best and the politics will wear you down faster than you can say, "Why did I ever accept this job?"

    Run. Run fast - in the other direction.

    Advice to Management

    Once you realize that your employees are a commodity, you will see less turnover. Start to value more than just your investment professionals and senior management - it takes everyone to be make a contribution and you need to make sure people feel valued.

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